Lyon with a 3 – 1 win over Nice


Lyon scored twice in the last 10 minutes to complete a come-from-behind 3-1 win away to Nice and move to within two points of the Ligue 1 summit. After passing up a number of opportunities to take the lead, Lyon fell behind early in the second half to Gregoire Puel's strike but after Steed Malbranque levelled, Alexandre Lacazette scored twice late on to seal the win. Following on from last weekend's victory over leaders Marseille, this is another big result for Les Gones as they seek to stay in the title frame. Lyon dominated the first half but failed to make it pay. Mouez Hassen pushed clear a powerful shot from Steed Malbranque in the 14th minute before Nabil Fekir saw his goalbound effort deflect away to safety off Romain Genevois. Hassen was at his best to keep out Clinton N'Jie's outstanding effort just before the half-hour mark and Nice hung on to go in on level terms as Corentin Tolisso curled a free-kick narrowly over before the break. And Lyon then paid for their profligacy as they fell behind seven minutes into the second half, when Puel latched on to Alassane Plea's cross to fire home. Lyon sought an immediate response and, after Hassen denied N'Jie, they drew level in the 64th minute as Malbranque capped a fine move involving Arnold Mvuemba and Henri Bedimo. Lacazette then put Lyon ahead with a fine solo effort, racing into space as he carried the ball 40 yards before firing past Hassen. And deep in stoppage time he added an exclamation mark as he broke free to beat the goalkeeper at the near post.